International production company Great Guns has today announced that Oliver Fuselier has been appointed Managing Director and Executive Producer for the US.
The award-winning and innovative MD, EP, and Strategic Consultant holds over 20 years of industry experience. With an enviable body of work, Oliver’s career has seen him produce for and manage iconic high profile talent including directors Michael Bay, Danielle Levitt, David Fincher, Alma Har’el, Jaci Judleson and Mike Mills – to name a few. His illustrious career has seen him recognised at numerous awards ceremonies, including winning a Palme d’Or for Production Company of the Year at Cannes Lions and two Emmys. He has also served on juries for Cannes Lions, LIAs, AICP, and Ciclope and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Oliver joins Great Guns USA from LA-based production company Keeper (formally known as Eskimo) where his role as MD, Partner, and Strategic Consultant saw him orchestrate numerous projects end-to-end, leverage relationships with talented creatives, and fuel revenue growth. During his time at Keeper, he became an integral force in furthering the company to become an archetype for the next wave of production companies, leveraging his two decades of extensive brand marketing and production insight to forge a creative-driven, socially responsible identity. He oversaw business development, curated talent, and fuelled an innovative operational strategy across its pipeline.
Prior to this, he was Managing Partner, Live Action at Tool of North America for eight years. During this time he oversaw every component of Tool’s operations, working closely with creatives across production to drive innovation and compelling storytelling.
In his new role at Great Guns, Oliver will strive to keep “creative first”, raising the profile of the company’s global roster of talent in the US and continuing to highlight the importance of diverse perspectives in production – championing the notion that talent is defined not only by the director but influencers, artists, innovators, and technicians. He will search for US-based and global directors and artists, supporting the roster by sourcing creative opportunities wherever the path leads.
Believing the best agency/brand and production partners are forged through transparency and a global approach to creativity, Oliver also aims to keep pushing conversations about “taking chances on the new, the unknown, the up and comers, the yet to be discovered”. He will confront, support, and keep talking about the efforts that need to be made in the industry and its approach to discovering talent and new partners.
Oliver Fuselier, MD and EP of Great Guns USA, comments: “I am excited to be leading Great Guns in the US and helping to continue the growth of a company where Laura [Gregory, founder] has been such a trailblazer when it comes to supporting global talent. Great Guns’ incredible roster is testament to this – I’m looking forward to showing the US ad community what we can offer. Clients and agencies are having to adjust to completely new ways of working and I believe with Great Guns’ capabilities we can help them navigate these challenges while offering a more innovative, inclusive approach to production. Now truly is the time for industry to embrace these changes and refocus on what is important in this day and age – we want to be at the forefront of this.”
Laura Gregory, founder of Great Guns, adds: “We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Oliver to Great Guns. We’d been planning our expansion in America for many months before the impact of Coronavirus rippled across the globe. The US now faces a more challenging future than we had imagined, so we couldn’t have asked for a better person to be on board to help our clients. It’s always been our philosophy to support young talent and Oliver’s ambitions fit perfectly with the ethos we’ve built across the years. He will no doubt push our global reach to new heights whilst making us question everything in order to drive forward.”